Category: Teen & YA fiction

The story behind the cover of Calusa Spirits

The cover for Calusa Spirits is great, and I think thing it’s the best one…

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Book Review: Revolt provides rousing conclusion to the Resistance Series

Tracy Lawson and the Resistance Series is what Indie publishing is all about: Giving voice…

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Florida’s top local young-adult authors

National authors are easy to spot–they are the ones on the best-seller lists of the…

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Isabella and Tortuga Bay closes out 2016 with a boom!

The year 2016 will be logged as one of the most successful in my writing…

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Isabella sails into gold at the FAPA President’s Awards

Tortuga Bay continues to generate enthusiasm and accolades as 2016 moves into its final months….

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Tracy Lawson’s “Ignite” piles on action, conspiracy and ideas

I have previously reviewed Tracy Lawson’s first and second books (Counteract and Resist) in her…

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Totuga Bay makes final round of FAPA President’s Awards!

Fresh off her success in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards, where Tortuga Bay was a category…

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Dystopian literature and the reality of apocalypse

I recently spent some time at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. This is a transformative…

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Tris Prior is more than just a buff, kick-butt character

 I know that books typically have more depth than films, but YA fiction has tended…

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Where do good female characters come from?

While recently researching blog posts about the Divergent film series, I ran across a 2011 blog post…

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